After landing a record deal with Sony Music’s Columbia Nashville in fall 2016, and his debut single reaching No. 1 on the country radio airplay chart – Luke Combs’ “This One’s For You” was finally released as his major-label debut album.
Impressively, the album reached the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums while ranking No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 in its first week. Combs then further marked an extraordinary new career milestone, landing two more consecutive No. 1 hits.
It was truly the period wherein everyone witnessed Luke Combs growing into one of the most important stars in Nashville, a status he continued to secure by bringing home the Best New Artist during the 2018 Country Music Association Awards.
On the other hand, the album’s title track, “This One’s For You,” is among Luke Combs’ greatest hits ever released. It features plenty of charm and genuineness that make you appreciate the North Carolina native for being the real deal.
He actually wrote and recorded the red-blooded ballad even before major labels came knocking on his door. It serves as a toast to his folks, friends, and fans – an expression of gratitude centered on country performers’ relationships with their listeners. And if there’s someone who has what it takes to build a massive, wide-ranging, generation-spanning audience, it’s absolutely Combs.
“I’ve done a hundred songs, from fantasy to lies. But this one so real for me,” Combs sings. “And I fight to hide the tears. ‘Cause this one’s for you. This one’s for you.”
In 2018, Combs continued expressing how grateful he was for the massive support he received with his debut album with the release of the debut album’s deluxe version called This One’s for You Too.
You can enjoy “This One’s For You” by Luke Combs when you play the video below.